Sunday, February 5, 2012

#Mamavation Monday - Having Fun

Did you have a good week?

A last minute trip up the to snow with my family was a great way to finish out the week. Probably just the amount of sun and fresh air that I needed.

The littlest one is my 4-year old son. He gladly put on his X-country skiis, hopped in the track and off he went. His enthusiasm was great to see. Especially since my inner thigh muscles were screaming at me!

My daughter was content to just get down and play.

It has been a crazy Winter here in OR, for many of the ski club members it was their first trip out. We finally have snow in the mountains so this won't be our last trip. I am pushing for a hike with the snow shoes, since we got new ones for the kids. We are finally all geared up and ready to enjoy.

This past week I have been mentoring Lolo, @, and I am so proud of her progress. She now has her meal plan and I know she will just take off. In honor of this, I will be focusing my my eating for the week. I should have it posted for Monday, but I am going to plan my meals and snacks using the nutrition plans Alysa, @InspiredRD made for me as a Mamavation Mom. I haven been keeping a food journal again and seeing it on the screen has reminded me of the gaps I have.

Be sure to check out the current Mamavation Mom's food & exercise journals. I am sure they would enjoy some comment love anytime you can spare a minute or two during the week. You can read these on

Did you link up a healthy recipe this week? There is still plenty of time. Please stop by Mamavation's Healthy Nosh Friday for my recipe for a Roasted Winter Salad - with Beet Chips & Oven Roasted Butternut Squash.

BLOGGING CARNIVAL: This week’s blogging carnival is sponsored by Mamavation.
One blogging carnival participant will receive $50 VISA gift card. To be eligible answer the following blogging carnival question in your weekly Mamavation blog post and link back to Mamavation site.
What food do you think  is good for your heart?
I have always heard Oatmeal is good for my heart. In order to get the most fiber and nutrients packed into my morning I eat Steel Cut Oats (I like the ones from Trader Joes). They are like the Cadillac of oatmeal! They take longer to prepare, but I prefer the nutty, crunch texture to soupy quick oats. I can simmer up a big batch and reheat during the week as needed. Add in a little Almond Butter and fruit, and I am set for the morning.

*Disclaimer - This post is sponsored by Mamavation – a community dedicated to obesity prevention & weight loss for women and I’m writing this to be entered into a giveaway. All opinions are my own.

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